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My first recon - Barclay success!!

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My first recon - Barclay success!!

I decided I wanted to take advantage of the special financing offer for Apple through Barclays for a long overdue new computer.  I was instantly approved for $2k - however I was hesitant about having $2k and all but maxing it out with my first purchase.  Called the recon line - explained I wanted to be able to make a larger purchase with the financing but wanted to keep my utilization reasonable and asked for $5k. A couple of minutes on hold, came back and asked how long I expected it would take for me to pay the balance off and then granted the $5K!!  I've always been nervous to make these calls.  So glad I did this time!! 

Starting scores, 9/15- EQ: 590, TU: 599, EX: 606
Current scores, 5/18- EQ: 688, TU: 702, EX: 719
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Re: My first recon - Barclay success!!

Congrats OP that's a great SL , enjoy it !
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Re: My first recon - Barclay success!!

Congrats! My first recon success was Barclays too 😀

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Re: My first recon - Barclay success!!

Congrats and enjoy your new computer!!!! Smiley Happy  And your story inspires me to not be nervous if I  need to make one of these calls in the future. 

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Re: My first recon - Barclay success!!


@acd583 wrote:

I decided I wanted to take advantage of the special financing offer for Apple through Barclays for a long overdue new computer.  I was instantly approved for $2k - however I was hesitant about having $2k and all but maxing it out with my first purchase.  Called the recon line - explained I wanted to be able to make a larger purchase with the financing but wanted to keep my utilization reasonable and asked for $5k. A couple of minutes on hold, came back and asked how long I expected it would take for me to pay the balance off and then granted the $5K!!  I've always been nervous to make these calls.  So glad I did this time!! 


Congratulations! Well done!


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